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Feb 21, 2019

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from noted physicist and ceramic artist Hideo Mabuchi. He is currently working on a joint research project with Utah State University to better understand the behavior of iron in atmospheric kilns. In this lecture Hideo talks about the concept of vital materiality and his research into the unique colors that form when iron-bearing clays are reduction cooled. Hideo is a Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000 for his work using optical methods to understand quantum states. To find out more about Hideo visit The lecture was given at the Cultural Confluence Wood Fire Symposium, held in Helena, MT in October 2018.


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